Projects, Publications and Writing





I used to write two educational blogs - one for English Language Learners and one for English Language Teachers and I also ran a website selling conversation materials to English language teachers.  Furthermore, in 2007, I worked on the English script of an animation film, City Animals adapting the German text into English and also created a 12 unit audio book with Didactica.  

In 2009, I was co-author on GreenLine: Working with Film (secondary school film analysis textbook) for Klett Verlag.  

I have also published stories, blog posts and articles for many ELT magazines, Oxford University Press, Harpers & Queen and HK New Age. In my spare time I write philosophical poetry (historical epics) and have completed several screenplays.



Projects

01/13 - 03/13
University of Manchester

  • Planning a presentation
  • Choosing the right software for your needs
  • Building visually appealing presentations
  • Using video, voice, audio and animation
  • Applying best practices
  • Sharing your work with the world.


01/11 - 01/12
Academic Consultant for Voxy, a mobile-learning ELT start-up.

  • Pedagogical and Andragogical Best-Practices
  • Assessment Best-Practices
  • Level evaluation Best-Practices
  • Level determination Best-Practices
  • General advice on
    • Products
      • Geo-Location Mobile Learning
      • News articles, web-based and mobile
      • Life-Skills
      • Gonceptualising several game designs for the mobile app
    • Social Media (internal and external)
    • Infographic development for the Voxy blog
Wins:
 - from 5k users to 700+k users January 2011 - January 2012
 - Raised our Facebook "Likes" 144% April 2011- August 2011


Online Magazines and Blogs

2013  Guest Article for Oxford University Press, The fun in GLEE + List of GLEEs 
2010  Guest Article for Vicki Hollet's Learning to Speak 'merican: Underselling Brits
2010 Thoughts on Edublogging (a series of guest articles on various blogs)
2009  Series Guest Articles for Alex Case's TEFLtastic: The TEFL industry
2009  Guest Article for Alex Case's TELFtastic: Start using technology or go ahead and retire
2009  Guest Article for Lindsay Clandfield's Six Things: Six ways to get your students conversing
2008  Guest article for ELT weekly
2008  ELT Link-up: How to set up a business in Germany


My own Blogs

2012

How to Learn English

2008 - 2012


2010 -2011
  • Business English in 5 minutes

2008 - 2009
  • How to learn English (1)

Books

2011
Pearson
  • Completed an English for IT book (which wasn't published in the end)


2010Klett Verlag
  • Co authored "Working with Film, Green-Line Series"



2009Didactica, Esslingen
  • Wrote Book 1, Audio-book

Print Magazines

2010
BESIG
  • The dogma of dogme (Autumn)
  • Websites for Business English videos (Spring 2010 issue)
  • Blog watch (regular column)


ELTAF

  • Twitter 4 ss 2 or is it just for Tchrs (Summer 2010)
  • Learner autonomy through video (Spring 2010)

2009
ELTA Switzerland:
  • Using Twitter: guide for language teachers

ELTAS

  • Smartphones + diary planning


1997
New Age Magazine
  • Spirituality and Materialism (later picked up by the South China Morning Post).
  • The Great Western Road.

1988
Harpers and Queen
    • Non alchoholic wines
 

Film


2007
  • Bäuerle&Schindler 
    • Editing/rewriting English version of City Animals, a short animation film

2004-5 (Screenplays)
  • Life on Purpose
  • The Story’s End
  • Wrote a full length 120minute screenplay and a short (both as yet unsold). Working on the next.


Writers Group


2006 - Present
Writers in Stuttgart

Am the founder of a writing group which meets monthly at the Deutsch Amerikanisches Zentrum – our members are a mix of Germans, British/Americans, Russian and Arabic nationalities. We edit each other’s work and I present writing based workshops. We held our first Public Reading (60 guests) in January 2008 and will have a second in July 2008.

2003
Cotopaxi Writing Group Quito, Ecuador

Member , short story writer and proof-reader.

 

















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